Archive for August, 2015

Best 22 Scope

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Currently, more and more of people are looking for ways to economize the money they spent on hunting gears. Any true sportsmen own guns or rifles of some sort. And most of those serious game hunters have to have some type of scope mounted on their rifle to precisely and efficiently shoot game animals. However, almost all of the brand name rifles scopes for sale cost several hundred dollars to the least. This is why I wanted to tackle rifle scope reviews on center point.

Known to be mainly the most inexpensive, center point rifle scope is available in Wal-Mart stores. Priced at less than hundred dollars, this little rifle scope will make you save money and is a best 22 scope. However, the main concern here is not the affordability but the quality of this rifle scope. You will surely ask if this cheap rifle scope for sale a waste of money. Well, I have purchased myself a center point 4-16x scopes and already field tested it on two different guns. The first gun I had tested with it is the 30-06 and it performed magnificently and I was able to shoot a group at a hundred yard distance nicely. To be able to be certain of its quality, I tried it again using 300 Winchester Magnum to be able to now if the scope can withstand a little more power. Astonishingly, the scope held and without breaking, it was able to shoot great groups. Also it has an illuminated scope too. So therefore I can safely say the scope is worth my money.

 

 

Find a fishing buddy

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Spin lure fishing for trout

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Spin lure fishing for trout

 

An article by Ultimate Fishing (FishingTackleLures.com.au)

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Fishing for trout is a common pastime worldwide, many residential lakes are stocked with advanced stage trout ready for catching and potentially eating. Throughout Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand, many wild trout populations also exist, providing good fishing that enables the use of different fishing techniques suited more to the wild lifestyle and habits of wild foraging species.

 

Fish in residential lakes are mostly stocked trout, while fish that have been in there a few years will be attracted to most of the fishing techniques used for wild trout, the ones that are not so well adapted may still have traits reminiscent of farm raised trout. In popular locations that are stocked each holidays.

 

Where most trout are newly introduced and removed by people who are regularly fishing the location, or at times during school holidays, the style of fishing may be best to accompany a more farm raised style, in farms trout are almost solely raised on trout pellets, and upon initial introduction, they will still be inclined to seek out these pellets before thinking of attacking small fish. Mixing trout pellets with some flour dough or using a artificial product such as Berleys power-bait, which is very well suited to stocked trout.

 

Trout however are highly competitive in their feeding routines, if a lot of other trout are in the region, they are more prone to target anything that could provide a feed, to out compete their rivals in the same lake. This competitive nature means that even farm raised trout will attack lures, the preferred trout lures being spin baits. These are a small shaft style lure with what is commonly termed a spoon around the top, the spoon spins and creates flashes in the water upon retrieval, when a trout (along with redfin perch, golden perch or bass) spots this movement, it triggers their attack and feeding instincts. While newly introduced trout will often be a little wary of trying to feed on anything new, if there are also a few other trout nearby, they are much less likely to react in this way, and will hit lures without second thought or hesitation. There are many spin lures available on the market, we find there is no need to purchase expensive ones, as cheaper fishing lures do exactly the same job.

 

Trout feed off many types of food sources, the main sources being surface bugs, and in lakes with a lot of small minnow fish, they will target these fish most often. Should the lake contain minimal minnow fish, you may not be too successful in catching trout on small hard body lures, and fly fishing in a small residential lake is often uncommon and difficult to master for one who is new to fishing. In these lakes though, using gents (fly larvae, or commonly termed ‘maggots’) can prove successful when used under a float with a small leader, and worms on a float can be the best methods of catching fish, should you not be accustomed to fly fishing. For areas where dragonflies are present, the larvae of dragonflies is the preferred food source of trout, however it takes a lot of effort skimming a fine landing net across the water to try and collect these developing dragonflies, their common name in fishing is ‘mudeyes’.

 

Clearly in small residential lakes, you would be best suited to worms and gents than going to the trouble of fly fishing, but in larger lakes further out of town fly fishing in lakes can also be quite productive.

 

To find out if there are any minnows in a lake, all you need is a long handled fine fishing net, quickly swipe it as deep as possible into the water, then remove the net and check its contents, if there is at least one or two small fish in there, then this will likely be the food source the larger fish rely on in these regions, small freshwater shrimp can also be found using this method, along with tadpoles.

 

Should shrimp be present, then you are often best to use small white or transparent glitter coloured grub lures, these best imitate a shrimp moving around. If small minnows are present, using small grub lures in a similar colour to these baby fish can provide good results.

 

We hope this provides you with a good introduction in how to begin targeting freshwater trout when fishing, trout are a great sports fish and very enjoyable to catch, they provide a good fight and can be caught on very simple fishing methods, making them the perfect fish for people new to fishing in general, or new to freshwater fishing.

My five favorite flies for freshwater fly fishing

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biopicMy favorite flies for freshwater fly fishing

I put the list below together so you can see what flies I use on a daily basis. If you are new to fly fishing you cant go wrong starting with these. Most of these can be found at your local sporting goods store while a couple might have to be homemade or ordered off the web.

 

1. Lefty’s Deceiver

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Lefty’s deceiver can be a great freshwater fly pattern to use if you are fishing for schooling fish on top water. It is a light and fairly big fly that will get the fish’s attention quickly. I personally love fishing these during the summer and fall months during the Striper and Hybrid Striper schools that go on early in the morning on Lake Tawakoni.

2. Clouser Minnow

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This is almost an upside down copy of Lefty’s deceiver. Of course without the lead weight and with dear hair. This is my go to freshwater fly pattern when I am not able to find the fish or I am just getting to a spot that I have never fished before. This is like your “crankbait” of flies. It does all the searching for you and you can fish a wide area of water very fast. It is a great Large Mouth Bass fly. Ive had real good luck in the chartreuse and white color too. This is a must for your fly box.

3. BackStabber

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Many people I know don’t understand why I like to fish for Carp. If you were to ask me 2 years ago I would tell you they stink, they are ugly, trash fish..etc. The list goes on. After learning about the true beauty of these beasts you will find out they are very nice to catch, put up a great fight, they still do stink and they are easy to catch on corn. After graduating from corn the backstabber fly is your best shot at catching a carp on the fly. It imitates scuds and other tiny creatures in the water that carp love. Stick to green, olive and or red colors and you will have a blast.

4. HomeMade Gar Fly

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I never really thought I would consider myself ever trying to catch a gar until one day I was trying to catch bluegill with a popper fly and gar kept trying to bite my popper. I no longer cared about the bluegill I just wanted to land a gar. Needless to say I did not catch one that day but I went home and came up with my own freshwater fly pattern that I though would work easier since hooks really wont work in catching gars. I took some trot line string and disassembled it into pretty much shreads. Tied a tiny hook on there just so I could tie my tippet to the contraption. After that I have been catching tons of gar with my new “gar rig”.

5. Cricket or Grasshopper

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These are not only the coolest looking and realistic looking out of the five above. This is definitely my go to for fly fishing for catfish and bluegill. The bluegill absolutely destroy these so make sure you have plenty with you. The catfish will bite these but only when they are spawning. Black, Green, Yellow. Orange are the colors I use most. You can also make the body smaller and make it black and you now have a cricket. When you make black grasshoppers or crickets make sure to add some Mcfly foam on top so you can see when you have a bite.

 

Conclusion

There are tons of different freshwater fly patterns available. Some work better than others. Go to your local shop and grap a few that look great to you and start fishing. You will learn real quick which freshwater fly patterns work the best for you. Once you gain confidence in one fly try another. That’s how it all starts. Pretty soon you will be tying your own freshwater fly patterns and telling others about your story. Do you have any flies you prefer to use?

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